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up. i had a plaque on the wall at the ymca in baldwin, north dakota. i was fast and strong, too. but like i said, you wake up one day, you're too old. what day was that, harry? hmm? one day you were too old. was that the day your wife died? i got to run. take a look at that magazine. you never know. i'll see you, harry. listen up, clowns. milers will be jordan, hargass, and haynes. half-milers--cardoni, maris, and yacobian. the rest over here. you had a lot left. yeah. paced myself good. i'm jonathan. this is mark. let's talk about your granddad. he's ok? oh, yeah. he's fine. sit down. thank you. i met your granddad today. he won't be with us long if he keeps going like this. because of that place? it's not the place. it's the way he was treated at home. hey, wait a minute. he shouldn't be in a home, but it's hard on my mom. i'm not criticizing your mom. waiting on him hand and foot isn't what he needs. what does he need? a swift kick in the butt. somebody who'll get him into living instead of keeping him comfortable while he waits to die. hey, haynes! you're a miler now, not a
to the united states senate from the state of north dakota, senator heitkamp. senator, would you stand, please. [applause] as i thought about senator heitkamp's addition to the senate, i think i finally found someone who is a bigger cheerleader from north dakota than i am. fancy you, senator. thank you very much. we look forward to working with you. she is truly an expert in the oil of area management in the area of oil and natural gas, not only comes from the number two oil producer in the united states today of north dakota, she's also been attacks commission and state attorney general. let me quickly go around and introduced some others. walter, would you please stand. walter is the general president of the iron workers union. is part of our labor-management group at the api. let me skip over top and introduced doug. would you please stand. doug is the president of the united brotherhood of carpenters. we work closely with organized labor at the api. we have 15 unions now. we are working closely together in job creation and economic recovery. doug and walt, thank you very much for being her
on state by state across the country today. i have to do, and i keep going back to north dakota, it's one of my favorite. if you look at what happened there over the last decade nobody predicted this. today the unemployment rate in north dakota hoovers around 2.9%. the particular the younger individuals come together work force is double what the average north income for the state of north dakota. there's a huge opportunity, we encourage the legislation and administration to do first, do no harm. we should look at the model of the states, north dakota, colorado, pennsylvania, where thousands and thousands of jobs have been created over the past few years. as a result of this vast resource that we have now uncovered through modern technology. so that would be our first encouragement. the second is, if we get the policy right, this is a game-changing opportunity for the united states. not only to make a -- secure the nation we can literally reshape as many of the reporters in the rooming have talked about the geopolitical dynamic of the world. asia, middle east, europe, and the list goes on
? and there's more. >> wait till you see the windchills in north dakota this morning. ugly. let's start with the bad weather. over 500 reports of severe weather over the last 48 hours. now the high winds and maybe even a quick rumble of thunder is trying to roll through new jersey and head up into new england. the storms are flying, that's the good news. baltimore, maryland, washington, d.c., you're done with the heavier rains. you'll see the line through new jersey, it's heading right over top of new york city and up into connecticut and the hudson valley. this is that enhanced line here as it moves to the north. and this is just a huge system, and we're going to continue to see the winds cranking for the next 24 to 48 hours over the eastern seaboard. winds are pretty light, but boston, wind gusts of 49, hartford, 41. the windchill in roland, north dakota is minus 49. i know they canceled some schools in this region. mean us in 30 to 40 all across the region today. the southeast, i know you had the tornadoes today in north georgia. also tennessee, today's day of cleanup with sunshine.
an unemployment rate in i.t. under 3%, the answer is always yes. don morton at microsoft in fargo, north dakota said that was a big challenge for them, finding individuals with these skills. and so we present them with the opportunity to bring these individuals in, to do this work, this very important work, software testing as an example. and we provide the supports for them. these individuals are our employees. so the employer or the contracting company isn't responsible for their employment. we are and since we understand autism, we understand both the benefits to it as well as the challenges. we're able to provide the supports and the structure that are necessary for these individuals to be successful on the job site. >> this seems to have begun in europe and i'm wondering what inspired you to bring it over here in the first place. >> well it's a pretty good story. i was meeting with a potential client in california, oakley sunglasses and the vice president there heard i had a son with autism and he sent me an article from "wired" magazine that described specialistern. the internet great thi
moment happened with democrat heidi highcamp of north dakota. >> spread your legs -- you say that to somebody in north dakota, they think it's a frisk. >> i'm at a loss. i don't know where to go with that. spread your legs. you're about to be frisked. >> spread your legs could have been avoid. maybe a cop can say it and get away with it. >> some funny moments in there too. a series of stuff. good morning, everyone. let me take you on a little tour of the weather headlines for our climate summary that we just got done with in 2012. in the lower 48, ended up being the warmest year ever recorded. our recorded history goes back in some cases 80 to 100 years. very impressive. then we had 11 billion dollar events. hurricane sandy and the drought that gripped so much of the country. back in 2011 we had 14 billion dollar weather events. usually we have four to six. this one is an interesting stat. we haven't had a tornado death in 194 days in this country. if we can make it three more days without a tornado death it will be the longest stretch ever recorded without a tornado fatality
. this is rola, north dakota, at minus 49 wind chills in north dakota. schools are canceled in many areas up there, richard. it's too cold and too dangerous to be outside. >> thanks a lot, bill karins. bill will be up in 20 minutes on "way too early." >>> tensions are rising in syria. >>> she performed at the president's inauguration and now she is part of shachicago's mur rate. i've been coloring liz's hair for years. but lately she's been coming in with less gray than usual. what's she up to? the new root touch-up by nice'n easy has the most shade choices, designed to match even salon color in just 10 minutes. with the new root touch-up, all they see is you. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to appl
highcamp of north dakota. >> are you sure -- you say that to somebody in north dakota, they think it's a frisk. >> i'm at a loss. i don't know where to go to that. spread your legs. always looking on the bright side. >> he greeted like a hundred different people, he was doing the walmart greeter thing for hours upon hours. so we got to give him a little bit of hero. >> and he looks like a hero this week as the fiscal cliffing. >>> good morning, everyone, we'll show you what we're going to deal with. it's quiet back there. let me show you what we just finished up with. kind of our year-end. as far as billion-dollar weather disasters went, we had 11 of them this past year in 2012. and we had 14 the year before. of course, the worst ones were the drought of 2012 pretty much all of the midwest and, of course, hurricane sandy. and then as far as tornadoes went we actually had a down year, the fewest going back to 1899. the last tornado death in this country, 194 days ago. the record is 197. and it doesn't look like we're going to have any tornadoes in the next three days and so it's unpre
and vikings playing right now, green bay leading the game late second quarter. >>> north dakota state and sam houston state. a botched two-point akick. watch this two points better than one. the bison win their second straight title game. >> santa clara coach wanted a full house for tonight's home game verse gonzaga, one problem, students are out on winter brink so he offered $100 hotel reimbursement out of his open pocket for students to attend. 12 took him up on the offer. the place was rocking and then the opening tip. kevin foster, 17. tied at 29. right now, a tight one, 46-44. gonzaga in the second half. >> randy bennett and st. mary's opening west coast conference play against am ama's loyola. james walker iii, 12 points off the bench. catch and shoot three in transition, bottom, 50-41 gaels pulling away. 74-61 the final. st. marys now 12-3. >> knew it would be a tough game coming in, but we just really wanted to get a good spot in the condition for instance, and knew it would be physical, and we're ready to fight. >> it was a good win. they got good players, and helped us good in the p
is look at north dakota. north dakota where the unemployment rate is 3%, because of all the hydrofracking of oil and natural gas that is going on, on privately held land. every state wants to be like north dakota. and it's interesting that mitt romney would dissolve the decision as to whether to explore on land or not to the individual state, he let each individual state decide. so virginia, for example, the one to look for oil off its coast would be allowed to do so. that was revoked by the obama administration even though it was granted by the bush administration previously. alaska wants to do more oil exploration. everybody wants to get sources of energy in their state. so not going to be able to get the job of getting it out go but also to attract chemical manufacturing companies with low energy price. so this is the choice we're going to have before us. to me it seems clear the way to go. i'd like to thank all of you for listening, and i'd be very happy to take any questions ipod ma mac. >> if i could just lead off with one question. among the natural gas reserves that you refer to o
of an issue. winding down in intensity from eastern north dakota, right up across northern minnesota, and southwestern south dakota, that's where the snow is right now, but it's not going to accumulate all that much morrelltive to what we've already seen. we'll pick up another 3 to 6 inches in general in the darker shade of white from north into south dakota, even northern nebraska, and northern minnesota, could end up with another 12 inches of. now at this point, about the blowing snow. wind gusts, 20 to 40 miles per hour. temperatures around zero, and windchills are down near 20 to 25 month zero. all about the cold, and the wind with this huge dip in the jet stream out west, but then, of course, the eastern half of the country. a ridge in the jet stream which means really warm temperatures, 20 to 30 degrees above normal. washington, d.c., top out nearly 60 degrees. tomorrow, highs close to 70. record in d.c., 75. shouldn't break a record, but it will be close to it for the end of the weekend. alex. >> and mid-january. go figure. thank you, dylan. >>> fewer half of americans getting
. talk about that and klinks like that, where the problems lie. >> i ralphed to fargo, north dakota, and spent tomorrow some time at the red river women's klink there, the only abortion clinic in the state. north dakota is one of four states across the country that has a single abortion clinic across the nation. nationwide you there, are 40% fewer providers than in the 1940s, fewer places for women to get abortions. sborgs something 30% of women will experience by the time they are age 45. something that affect women. across the country, states have been passion, including north dakota and elsewhere, laws that limit clinics' ability to operate you which is why there are fewer. >> having to widen halls to five feet wide, which shuts down klink and the money to support t you write about a generational divide in the reproductive rights movement, you point out the leadership compromised women in their 20s at the time of roe v wade 40 years ago but now these leaders now in their 60s and their 70s and there's frirpgs wi friction with the younger generation of activists. >> young women act
't be intimidated. >> south dakota, north dakota, arkansas. the reasons why each of these states have only one clinic vary from state to state. mississippi, too. but in each of these states it was not always the case. each of these states used to have more than one abortion provider and in each of these states only one clinic is now left. and the same intimidation and targeting that in many cases helped shrink the abortion clinic population down to one in each of these states makes it all but certain that no one else will try to open another clinic in these states any time soon. >> in the early '70s, after roe v. wade, there were 17 physicians providing abortion services in central arkansas. as the anti-choice forces became more and more well versed in their coercive tactics, these physicians started to dwindle. by the time i entered abortion practice in 1985, there were five physicians in little rock and one in fayetteville doing terminations. now we have younger physicians from out of state come in so i can go on vacation or get a bre break. but if you're not going to be an abortion provider
of the day. >> reporter: from new york to north dakota, folks are getting hit with subfreezing temperatures that could last through the week. and that wind. it's biting. just ask this iowa ice fisherman. >> the wind is ripping. it makes it ten times worse than it should be. >> reporter: in fargo, north dakota, where they are used to the cold, reporters seem surprised by it. this guy showed off a once wet t-shirt now frozen. >> makes a sunday like a drum. that's how cold it is. >> reporter: and how about this? hammering a nail into wood with a frozen banana. just east of there in ottawa, canada, this man used the cold to show off for the kids. >> it's been tough to handle, but then i just realize that we live in minnesota. we signed up for this. we knew what we were going to get. >> reporter: in chicago firefighters had to brave the cold to battle the heat. bone chilling temperatures made fighting this massive five-alarm warehouse fire nearly impossible. water froze on their uniforms. by the time it was under control, the building was covered in a thick layer of ice. >> it was pretty intense
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to below zero across north dakota and northern minnesota and wisconsin. this colder air is eventually going to break apart and move our way. it arrives on tuesday wednesday, and thursday. talking about nighttime lows in the city in the mid-teens and the suburbs could be temps in the single digits. the windchill factor on top of that, it will feel even colder than that. satellite and radar -- it is quiet and clear right now. this is the first frontal system. our futurecast will show highs tomorrow afternoon around 50 degrees in the district. as the cold front moves on by, our temperatures will begin to fall in the mid to upper 30's. into the 20s across the panhandle of maryland and west virginia. monday, inauguration day, martin luther king day, looking at a chance for some like snow -- light snow, may see some minor accumulations. it should not cause any problems. the bigger issue will be the very cold air on the way tuesday and wednesday. we will finally get a little bit of a break from it on thursday night into friday. here is our forecast for the overnight hours. namely clear skies, upp
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tonight at the university of north dakota and grand forks. that will get your attention. there are more than 12,000 fans expected to attend a hockey game there tonight. they may have a tough time getting there because a blizzard warning is in effect. just one area where travel will be dangerous, just as we all head into the weekend. our report tonight from nbc's miguel almaguer. >> reporter: pounded by snow and sleet, this weekend, much of utah is under a winter storm warning. >> when i started shoveling, it came up to my knees. >> reporter: with another 10 inches forecasted, tracy's backyard is under 2 feet of snow. >> this is crazy. we've never seen this much snow before. >> reporter: before the morning commute was even over, more than 80 accidents brought utah to a standstill. >> be safe out there, roads are a mess. >> reporter: for truckers headed cross-country, a treacherous journey. >> just kind of slid into the side, yeah. and then some nice people were stopped and helped me. >> reporter: in southern california, interstate 5, the grapevine, finally reopened after a 16-hour shutdo
] >> thank you, secretary norton. not a day to introduce former governor of north dakota and secretariat the u.s. department of agriculture, ed schafer. [applause] >> thank you all for joining us here today. i hope you have the chance to have breakfast. we have roles in coffee and juices and water. feel free to get up and have some food, leave come and talk to your navel, chuckle, click your classes. as a former governor, i'm used to addressing the legislature. anyways, this is from the book, ranch life and hunting trail. my home which is on the size of the little missouri. it is about 12 in the nearest below me about 10 miles distance. the general courses northerly, but while flanker may ranch, takes a great westerly beach ball then is always, half a mile away. down to the valley and suites, leaving one side and then the other and open glade among the long low house of human blogs. from the long veranda program that comes shaded by of beefy cottonwoods, one looks across sandbars and shows to a strip, which raises a line of sheer cliffs agresti patterns. this is a price and place were ha
, a little chilly, think about your friends up in north dakota. that will sure warm you up. >> reporter: tonight, brian, many of us feel like we're all in north dakota, although there's nothing wrong with that. parents, however, may want to check with their children's schools tomorrow to make sure the classrooms are open. brian? >> kevin tibbles out in the cold of chicago tonight, thanks for that. >>> a look at the calendar reveals there are some major milestones all of which happened 40 years ago this week. richard nixon was inaugurated to a second term. former president lyndon johnson died at his ranch in texas. a peace deal was reached ending the war in vietnam. and the u.s. supreme court decided the case of roe versus wade, legalizing abortion. tonight, nbc's andrea mitchell looks at what has changed and what hasn't over the last 40 years. >> reporter: four decades after roe v. wade, dueling protesters were again circling each other today at the supreme court. [ chanting ] after a campaign season when abortion rights and contraception became hot-button issues. >> if it's a legitimat
out there 17 below zero in mine not north dakota. 7 below zero in international falls. it feels like 1 degree below. you say it's january it's supposed to be cold. these are colder than usual. sipping el digits on average mid 20s, 24 degrees. chicago 25 degrees for the high today on average 31 degrees. and in new york city high temperatures today 21 degrees. the average is at about 38 degrees. the cold air is here to stay through at least the weekend for many of us. 3 day forecast new york city still in the 20s through friday. chicago the same goes for you on friday. minneapolis a bit of a warm-up by thursday and fridayment fridge i had when you factor in the winds. bad news if you live in the northeast we are talking about snow. bad news if you don't like the snow. cold air settling the stage for the next storm system bringing in 3-8 inches of snow across places of pennsylvania and parts of the i 95 corridor. >> 16 below in mine not north dakota. >> i wonder how they survive. that's amazing. >> what did the obama administration know and when? in a few hours hillary clinton will finall
.c., near 0 in new york city and well below 0 in fargo, north dakota. blamed for at least four deaths so far. >>> more than 300 firefighters had to deal with 7 degree temperature its as they battled a raging warehouse fire on the south side of chicago. flames broke out around 10:00 inside an empty warehouse, quickly spread to another building. took crews about two hours to bring the fire under control in those frigid temperatures. it was one of the biggest fires to hit will the city in years. >>> one year after joe paterno's death, supporters are paying tribute. whp reporting hundreds of people braved single digit temperatures yesterday to visit a mural in state college featuring paterno and other prominent penn state figures. a halo above paterno's head was removed an an image of sandusky was painted over. >>> shakira is a mom. the 35-year-old columbian singer welcomed a baby boy tuesday night in barcelona. they named the little guy milan, but not after the city. it has a number of meanings. >> congratulations. your local news making national headlines. los angeles, chris brown became the l
'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. >>> with me now are two freshman lawmakers. from north dakota, democratic senator heidi heitkamp and from north carolina republican congressman richard hudson. i don't know if you all know it, but you have a lot of things in common, and i want to talk about that in terms of issues. but first i -- i want to know your first impressions. you've already had a vote on the house side on the sandy insurance, the superstorm, but what's your first impression? >> well, it's -- it's exciting. it's an exciting time. we have family and about 80 people from our district in town, but it's also a very sobering time to be coming to congress because there's so many challenges facing us, most particularly the spending issue. we've got a huge spending problem in this country, and so, you know, while i'm excited for this new opportunity, i'm hopeful that we can find ways to work together. i'm also, you know, coming into this with a little bit of anxiety about the challenges facing us. >> and you have been on capitol hill as a staffer for many years so it's not a totally strange
with the big winter storm in the plains. the weather channel's janelle klein is in grand forks, north dakota. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. there aren't many cities that know extreme winter weather like grand forks, north dakota, but this storm is putting even the toughest people here to the test. it started with freezing rain that left behind a thick coating of ice followed by about eight inches of snow. then came the wind. gusts of up to 30 miles an hour that sent windchill temperatures well below zero in places as cold as 30 degrees below zero. it's made travel almost impossible with slick roads and blowing snow. the storm has caused similar conditions throughout the west, reaching spots like salt lake city and albuquerque, but it's at his worst right here inned h dakota. the hockey team has a big series this weekend with colorado college, and its 12,000-seat arena is sold out. but at least 3,000 seats were empty for last night's game. and fans tonight, lester, are hoping the storm stops at least long enough so they can make it to tonight's game. >> janelle klein, than
's sunday morning show the newly elected centrist democratic senator heidi heitkamp of north dakota had this to say about the prospects for gun reform via this process that joe biden is heading up. >> what i hear from the administration and if the "washington post" is to be believed, that's way, way in extreme of what i think is necessary or even should be talked about. >> when this brand new senator heidi heitkamp said that last weekend, the entire beltway collectively smirked, right? started putting exclamation marks on their repeated insistence of the nra's chosen common wisdom on this issue. see? we told you. we've always told you nothing can be done. see? no matter how much the country wants it, our political system does not work on this issue. politicians only answer to the nra. that's the only thing they will respond to. they're so rah frayed of the nra that nothing can be done. our democratic process is hopeless before the power of the nra. the nra like matt drudge rules our world. that was the reaction from the beltway, right? but look at what happened two days after that appea
happened to the cup of hot water when r when it's around 30 below zero. reporters in north dakota demonstrating. yeah, that's what it feels like, folks. here's what a t-shirt looks like when it's wet on a hanger. >> it sounds like a drum, that's how cold it is. get the nail there. >> that's a banana. that's a banana. so, look, yes, you can't see cold unless you do these fun stunts, but meteorologist chad myers joining us now to talk about, i love stunts and i love it when they can show just how cold it is. the truth of the matter is, while that's fun to watch, this is deadly and it's dangerous. >> it is, especially for all those folks who have to work outside. the ramp workers, firemen, policemen working outside directing traffic. you have to think about this and you have to take breaks out there. it is cold everywhere from new england all the way back even into north dakota. grand forks, north dakota right now, it is 5 below zero when you look at the thermometer. it feels like 29 below to your skin. feels like 7 below in albany, 1 below in scranton. you say, there you go, guys. a
below in north dakota and ice accumulation in the forecast south of georgia it is not exactly a typical winter. randi kaye reports. >> bundle up. it's cold out there. >> it's cold. you can't feel your fingers at the end of the day. he. >> reporter: from new york to north dakota folks are getting hit with subfreezing temperatures that could last through the week. and that wind, it's biting. just ask this iowa ice fisherman. >> the wind is just ripping. it makes it ten times worse than it should be. >> and in fargo, north dakota where they're used to the cold, reporters seemed surprised by it. this guy showed off a once wet t-shirt now frozen. >> makes a little sound like a drum. that's how cold it is. >> we get the nail there. >> reporter: and how about this? hammering a nail into wood with a frozen banana. >> watch. there he is. >> reporter: just east of there in ottawa, canada, this man used the cold to show off for the kids. >> mr. hall's making snow. >> it's been tough to handle. but then i just realize that we live in minnesota and, you know, we signed up for this. we knew what we w
gets cinci for the second straight year. texans play at new england next sunday. >> let's -- north dakota state and sam houston state. bison leading 23-10, botched extra point attempt, but maybe not. the kicker's quick thinking, two points is better than one. the bison win their second straight title game. >> not the start johnny dawkins was looking for. the cardinal leave southern california empty wanted. outside pauley pavilion. stanford pushed around inside pauley today. travis with the flush. second half. randall, flashing two of his 17. dwight howell, stanford's most consistent play but -- 68-60 the final. cardinal lost 15 of the last 16 in l.a. >> randy bennett, st. mary's against loyola. bad news, ama. that's how you end the half. james walker 3 republic. 12 points off the bench. catch and shoot. gaels pulling away. the steal, oh, pretty. got it to go a team-high 17. 74-61 the final. >> well, it is day 112 in the nhl lockout. hockey fans looking for positive news. here's the best we can do, league and players meeting with a federal mediator trying to iron out issues. the com
. >> but the quality of these women is so incredible. as allorter: democrat heidi heitkamp is a new senator from north dakota. >> i'm hoping it will mean this dedy becomes more collaborative, more willing to compromise. dakoporter: the last time five women were elected to the senate co in 1992, and it was dubbed tehe year of the woman." maryland democrat barbara mikulski was one of them. >> it was forbidden for women to wear trousers on the senate em.or. rsen i stepped out in my slacks, you would have thought that i was walking on the moon. >> i really look forward to whrking with you. >> reporter: the new members will become part of a long- ntanding tradition. il the female senators from both parties get together for funch once a month to talk about policy and their personal lives. >> that's how you work with people. >> reporter: republican deb fischer is a new senator from nebraska. >> it doesn't matter if you're in the united states senate or if you have a job anywhere else, you work on the relationships by knowing the people you're with, what their interests are. >> reporter: it's a big shift from
with a new great cheerleader of energy that's come to the united states senate from the state of north dakota, senator heitkamp. senator, would you stand, please? [applause] >> as i thought about senator heitkamp's addition to the senate, i think i finally found someone who is a bigger cheerleader for north dakota then i am. thank you, senator. thank you very much. we look forward to working with you. she is truly an expert in the area of oil and natural gas, not on comes from the number two oil producer in the united states today of north dakota, she's also been attacks commission and state attorney general. and knows the industry welcome so welcome. let me quickly go around and introduce them others. walter, would you please stand. walter is a general president of the iron workers union. he is part of our labor-management group at the api. let me skip over and introduce doug. adult, would you please stand. doug is the president of united brotherhood of carpenters. we work closely with organized labor at the api, we have 15 unions now, working closely together in job creation, economic recov
from north dakota to texas. a texas rice farmer. >> we've been in business since 1947. i've never seen anything like this. i've never seen a point where we didn't have water, enough to plant rice. >> in some areas rainfall is more than 16 inches below normal. and it's not just what we experience on land. the effects are stretching out to sea. >> reporter: with an old lighthouse at its tip, point rays california juts 10 miles into the pacific ocean. gray whales, elephant seals, and humans. >> we came out to see the whales and elephant seals. >> i like their big noses and when they move. >> reporter: the beach is just one of a handful of places on the california coast where elephant seals spent time on shore. what's special about this place? >> the elephant seals come here to mate and also to give birth. >> reporter: climate change may have an impact on this population boom. rising sea levels could threaten the creature that spends most of its life at sea. by 2050 a 1 to 2-foot sea level rise could endanger about half the elephant seal habitat here. the gray whales that swim right past o
remember last year i was traveling in the floods of north dakota. there was a family i was talking to at one of the shelters who lost their home. he said the one good thing was he did not lose his car. he had sent it to the shop the day before. the shop where it was getting fixed was not affected by the floods. then he said he went back yesterday to pick up my car. as he picked up hisç car, the y said it is ok. he showed me the bill. it was like $800 bill for repairs. it said "paid in fullñr." he said take care of yourself in your family. he picked up the tab, a small- business garage. that happened every day on small scales and now on larger scales. the ndrf is giving us the framework to take what people are doing it expanded to bring together the businesses that may not know the individual but billy to other -- may not know the individual but know each other and know how to bring folks together ahead of time. this is an opportunity not just to build relationships but to take action on how we are able to do that. we're doing it at the federal level. we have different members of
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